Covanta Holding Corporation and Green Investment Group Limited announced financial close on a deal in which they will each own 40 percent of the state-of-the-art Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility in Bedfordshire, England. Primary waste supplier Veolia ES (UK) Limited (“Veolia”) owns the remaining 20 percent. The Rookery facility will provide 545,000 tonnes of annual treatment capacity for non-recyclable waste, further enabling the UK to achieve national self-sufficiency in managing waste and compliance with landfill diversion targets. Veolia will deliver the majority of Rookery’s waste supply under a long-term contract, with the balance of the waste sourced through other commercial, industrial and municipal counterparties. In processing this waste, Rookery will generate over 60 megawatts of electricity which will be sold into the grid on a merchant basis, powering the equivalent of over 112,500 homes. Construction of the facility will be led by Hitachi Zosen Inova under a turnkey engineering, procurement and construction contract and is expected to take approximately 36 months to complete. Over 300 jobs will be created during the construction period providing related benefits to the local economy. Many opportunities will also be created for the local supply chain with a commitment from the project to purchase goods and services from local companies wherever possible. Covanta will provide technical oversight during construction and will supply operations and maintenance services when the project commences operations in 2022.